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Nature weekend: the best destination ideas in France

NATURE WEEKEND – From the Bay of Somme & the Camargue, via the Marais Poitevin or the Vexin and many other natural and unusual destinations, Linternaute helps you à prepare your nature outing as a couple or with family, alone or with friends, near Paris or throughout France.

Wù go to France for a nature weekend, far from the crowds, to recharge your batteries and rediscover the simple joys of walking on a huge and deserted beach while contemplating the ;#39;horizon (Bay of Morlaix, Bay of Somme, Camargue, cliffs of Etretat) hike along the sea feeling the sea spray (Côte d'Emeraude , Opal or pink granite, Massif de l'Estérel), climb the mountains and explore the valleys (Pyreneesées , Mont Blanc, Vercors, Ossau or Dordogne valley), explore caves or monumental canyons (Cévennes, Gorges du l'Ard&eche, Tarn or Verdon) or stroll in the forest & cycling, & on foot or by boat (Béarn, Marais Poitevin, Haut-Jura etc.)  And if you want to combine the unusual ' hiking, set off for a long time. the meeting of Merlin the enchanter or the fairies Morgane and Viviane  Brocéliande. It's up to you to choose from our proposals below:

Discover below our ideas for nature destinations according to your desires, for a weekend throughout France or elsewhere. proximity of the capital, unusual, as a couple or with family.

No need to go far to recharge your batteries. For a weekend, Parisians will find what they are looking for in bucolic getaways. through small villages of character (Barbizon, Senlis, Giverny, Gerberoy, Provins), large estate parks (Chantilly, Chamarande etc.) and majestic Ile-de-France forests (Fontainebleau, Rambouillet etc.) . Let yourself be guided by our selection of favorite destinations for a nature weekend away! less than 100 kilometers from Paris:

In the northwest of Ile-de-France, & only 45 minutes by car from Paris and reachable by the Transilien from Saint-Lazare or Paris-Nord station, the natural region of Vexin is the ideal destination for go green on the outskirts of the capital. Forests & out of sight for lovers of hiking, charming towns (Auvers-sur-Oise, Enghien-les-Bains, Écouen, La Roche-Guyon etc.) and historical monuments (Monet's house, French Vexin museum, castles of Ecouen or La Roche-Guyon) are offered to you you. Consult our complete tourist guide to Vexin : 

With family, friends or your other half, you want to spend a nature weekend in the most rural places in France, or off the beaten track? Why not not try one night à the beautiful star in the nature reserve of a park in Loire-Atlantique, at the meeting of giraffes and antelopes ? You are   looking for Japanese gardens, a tropical ambiance, desert, waterfalls and crystal clear waters? These French destinations look like the end of the world. Discover our selection:

Constellated with nearly 3,000 ponds and remarkable castles like Chambord or Cheverny, Sologne will charm lovers in search of It is a land of nature and history. Three quarters of its territory is populated by locals. forests, & browse &agrav; foot or &agrav; bike. During your bucolic walks hand in hand, you may come across deer, beavers and many migratory birds.

If you are looking for sunny lands, then head to Provence. In the summer, there is no more beautiful place for lovers than a stroll on the plateaus of Valensole or Albion, covered' ;nbsp;huge rows of lavender in flower. In the background, you will discover the Alps and picturesque villages.

Finally, for those less cautious, head to Etretat to discover its cliffs with their unique shapes which inspired the most illustrious artists. Sologne, Provence, cliffs of Etretat… Here is our TOP 3 nature destinations where youù offer you a privileged weekend! in love.

Lakes, regional natural parks, gorges, causses, islands, wild beaches… France is full of superb playgrounds for a family nature weekend. Take our destination ideas above!

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116